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Federal (USV)


George Sprague

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: Vermont

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Vermont Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 20, he enlisted 31 August and mustered as Private, Company K, 5th Vermont Infantry on 16 September 1862.

On the Campaign

He died of disease at a hospital in Hagerstown, MD on 13 November 1862.

After the War

He was initially buried in a plot near the Alms House in Hagerstown, but was reinterred at the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from Peck.2 Death details from an article in the Hagerstown Herald of Freedom & Torch Light of 19 November 1862. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1842


11/13/1862; Hagerstown, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 4211]

2   Peck, Theodore S., Adjutant General, and The Vermont Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Revised Roster of Vermont Volunteers and Lists of Vermonters who Served in the Army and Navy of the United States During the War of the Rebellion 1861-66, Montpelier: Press of the Watchman Publishing Co., 1892, pg. 175  [AotW citation 17671]